How to Make Lip Gloss Last
Apply a Matte Lipstick First
“For longevity, use a matte liquid lip first and apply a shiny gloss on top for that high-shine effect,” suggests Crimson. Rae adds that you can also use a lip liner for this. “A tried-and-true pro tip is to line and completely fill in your lips with a matching lip liner before applying your gloss on top,” she says. “The lip liner will act as a tinted primer for your gloss.”
Apply Setting Powder Under Your Gloss
According to Rae, you can also apply a light swipe of setting powder underneath your lip gloss. “This helps give the gloss something to adhere to better,” she says.
Apply Setting Spray
“If you apply lip gloss to the face and cheek area, a good setting spray will help set the gloss into your makeup without taking away the dewy look you have achieved,” says Rae. Stay away from using setting powder, though, as doing so will make the gloss gummy and tacky.
Apply Eyeshadow Primer
To make your eye gloss last, try using an eye primer underneath. “This will help give a better base for the gloss to adhere to and will help prevent creasing,” says Rae. One of our favorites is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion